PM Modi in Rudrapur LIVE updates:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Express Photo: Javed Raja/File)

PM Modi in Rudrapur HIGHLIGHTS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday addressed the rally in Rudrapur through mobile phone as bad weather prevented him from entering the venue. Earlier, PM Modi was held up in Dehradun because his helicopter could not take off from the Jolly Grant Airport.

Modi, who has begun campaigning for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, was scheduled to launch the State Integrated Cooperative Development Project and distribute loan cheques to select beneficiaries of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Farmers’ Welfare Scheme of the state Government.

The BJP faces the challenge of retaining all the five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand against a resurgent Congress which registered victories in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan in the assembly polls held recently.